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Table 228.80. Percentage of public school teachers who reported that they were threatened with injury or physically attacked by a student from school during the previous 12 months, by state: Selected years, 1993-94 through 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Threatened with injury Physically attacked
1993-94 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08 2011-12 1993-94 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08 2011-12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 12.8 (0.26) 9.6 (0.22) 7.4   (0.24) 8.1 (0.30) 10.0   (0.48) 4.4 (0.14) 4.2 (0.15) 3.7   (0.22) 4.3   (0.24) 5.8   (0.33)
                                                   
Alabama 13.3 (1.29) 8.8 (0.99) 6.1   (0.88) 6.8 (1.41) 7.6   (1.92) 3.2 (0.84) 3.8 (0.57) 2.7   (0.75) 3.2 ! (1.12) 3.1 ! (0.94)
Alaska 13.7 (0.92) 10.9 (0.80) 8.9   (1.25) 7.8 (1.24) 12.3   (2.82) 6.5 (0.48) 5.2 (0.51) 6.0   (0.94) 6.7   (1.50) 5.1 ! (1.78)
Arizona 13.0 (1.07) 9.5 (1.16) 6.8   (0.98) 6.4 (1.04) 9.1   (2.08) 3.6 (0.67) 4.5 (0.95) 2.6   (0.58) 4.9   (1.29) 4.7 ! (1.43)
Arkansas 13.8 (1.38) 10.1 (1.18) 4.8   (0.81) 5.9 (1.18) 7.8   (1.48) 3.0 (0.67) 2.5 (0.59) 2.7   (0.72) 4.1   (1.07) 5.2 ! (1.80)
California 7.4 (0.91) 5.8 (0.70) 6.0   (1.00) 8.5 (1.31) 7.7   (1.17) 2.9 (0.61) 2.5 (0.46) 2.0   (0.53) 3.6   (0.78) 4.4   (0.95)
                                                   
Colorado 13.1 (1.29) 6.6 (0.97) 3.8   (0.82) 6.8 (1.64) 7.3   (1.69) 4.9 (0.82) 3.1 (0.60) 1.5 ! (0.45) 4.7   (1.33) 3.6 ! (1.26)
Connecticut 11.8 (0.86) 9.1 (0.88) 6.9   (1.28) 7.2 (1.39) 7.5 ! (3.03) 3.5 (0.46) 4.1 (0.55) 2.8   (0.70) 3.3 ! (1.04) 6.2 ! (2.91)
Delaware 18.7 (1.56) 11.4 (1.37) 7.7   (1.35) 11.7 (1.93) 15.8   (3.49) 7.2 (1.10) 5.3 (0.92) 3.2 ! (1.00) 5.4   (1.46) 9.8   (2.80)
District of Columbia 24.0 (1.80) 22.3 (1.30) 17.3   (2.63) 16.9 (3.06)   (†) 8.3 (1.34) 9.1 (0.83) 5.2   (1.24) 7.3   (2.00)   (†)
Florida 20.1 (1.65) 12.2 (1.07) 11.2   (1.26) 11.4 (2.11)   (†) 4.9 (0.78) 6.7 (0.91) 6.5   (1.58) 4.0   (1.04)   (†)
                                                   
Georgia 14.0 (1.29) 9.5 (1.42) 6.4   (1.21) 5.8 (1.18) 9.5 ! (2.98) 3.4 (0.66) 3.6 (0.84) 4.6   (1.30) 4.0   (1.04) 6.3 ! (2.60)
Hawaii 9.9 (1.48) 9.4 (0.99) 9.0   (1.33) 8.0 (1.84)   (†) 2.9 (0.57) 3.2 (0.57) 5.7   (1.18) 4.5   (1.30)   (†)
Idaho 9.7 (1.02) 7.8 (0.44) 5.4   (0.98) 5.9 (1.24) 6.7   (1.42) 4.2 (0.76) 4.3 (0.39) 2.5 ! (0.75) 2.9 ! (0.87) 3.6 ! (1.34)
Illinois 10.9 (0.76) 8.2 (0.89) 7.9   (1.60) 8.1 (1.42) 7.3   (1.41) 4.5 (0.50) 2.7 (0.39) 2.3 ! (0.77) 3.9   (0.90) 4.1   (1.11)
Indiana 13.8 (1.28) 7.6 (1.12) 7.2   (1.18) 10.2 (1.78) 11.2   (2.87) 3.0 (0.66) 3.0 (0.75) 4.1 ! (1.28) 4.7   (0.93) 6.4   (1.88)
                                                   
Iowa 9.4 (1.19) 10.7 (0.93) 4.9   (1.13) 7.2 (1.32) 11.7   (2.43) 4.3 (0.88) 3.9 (0.73) 2.4   (0.64) 3.4   (0.93) 7.6   (2.11)
Kansas 10.9 (0.91) 6.0 (0.78) 3.9   (0.81) 5.7 (1.07) 7.2   (1.66) 3.8 (0.61) 2.9 (0.55) 3.3   (0.79) 5.0   (1.36) 5.5 ! (1.77)
Kentucky 14.0 (1.33) 12.6 (1.22) 7.8   (1.46) 9.8 (1.86) 10.6   (1.48) 3.8 (0.72) 4.5 (0.62) 2.7   (0.79) 5.8   (1.60) 7.0   (1.25)
Louisiana 17.0 (1.17) 13.4 (2.31) 9.8   (1.42) 10.3 (2.35) 18.3   (2.95) 6.6 (0.82) 5.0 (1.31) 2.7   (0.69) 4.0 ! (1.40) 7.2 ! (2.27)
Maine 9.0 (1.11) 11.7 (1.13) 5.2   (1.09) 9.5 (1.49) 9.1   (1.98) 2.4 (0.62) 6.3 (0.96) 3.3 ! (1.00) 5.2   (1.37) 5.2   (1.55)
                                                   
Maryland 19.8 (2.15) 10.7 (1.31) 13.5   (2.24) 12.6 (2.47)   (†) 8.6 (1.34) 4.6 (0.93) 6.5   (1.40) 8.4   (1.57)   (†)
Massachusetts 10.8 (0.83) 11.3 (1.48) 6.4   (1.23) 9.7 (1.98) 6.2   (1.69) 4.7 (0.64) 4.3 (0.67) 3.8   (0.75) 4.1   (0.93) 5.3   (1.51)
Michigan 10.7 (1.54) 8.0 (0.93) 9.2   (1.55) 6.0 (1.15) 11.8   (1.62) 6.4 (1.13) 3.8 (0.91) 5.4   (1.04) 3.5 ! (1.32) 9.0   (2.00)
Minnesota 9.6 (1.13) 9.5 (1.11) 8.1   (1.17) 7.3 (1.16) 11.4   (1.49) 4.5 (0.85) 4.4 (1.04) 3.6   (0.68) 6.5   (1.38) 6.5   (1.27)
Mississippi 13.4 (1.48) 11.1 (0.99) 5.5   (0.92) 10.7 (1.59) 7.7   (1.42) 4.1 (0.78) 3.7 (0.58) 0.9 ! (0.34) 2.9   (0.83) 3.1 ! (1.14)
                                                   
Missouri 12.6 (1.11) 11.3 (1.73) 8.3   (1.27) 8.7 (1.17) 12.3   (2.25) 3.2 (0.73) 5.6 (1.41) 5.5   (1.43) 5.3   (1.15) 7.5   (1.73)
Montana 7.7 (0.58) 8.3 (0.97) 6.0   (0.78) 6.3 (1.25) 7.6   (2.24) 2.7 (0.48) 2.7 (0.38) 1.9   (0.47) 4.0   (0.81) 4.2 ! (1.37)
Nebraska 10.4 (0.61) 9.9 (0.70) 7.5   (1.12) 7.2 (1.27) 8.0   (1.46) 3.6 (0.64) 3.8 (0.57) 4.1   (0.89) 4.2   (1.11) 5.8   (1.36)
Nevada 13.2 (1.22) 11.6 (1.34) 7.3   (1.89) 9.2 (2.21) 9.1   (2.65) 4.5 (0.86) 8.1 (1.07) 4.1 ! (1.28) 3.7 ! (1.41) 4.7 ! (2.25)
New Hampshire 11.1 (1.30) 8.8 (1.43) 5.8   (1.37) 6.5 (1.47) 5.6 ! (2.11) 3.0 (0.70) 4.2 (1.09) 2.8 ! (0.91) 2.2 ! (0.91)   (†)
                                                   
New Jersey 7.9 (0.87) 7.5 (0.80) 4.3   (1.20) 4.6 (1.26) 6.9   (1.08) 2.4 (0.45) 3.4 (0.78) 2.0 ! (0.67) 2.2 ! (0.82) 3.6   (0.97)
New Mexico 12.8 (1.27) 10.2 (1.75) 7.8   (1.25) 12.8 (1.85) 10.0   (2.76) 4.4 (0.72) 6.8 (1.77) 5.9   (0.97) 4.5   (1.33) 9.9 ! (3.17)
New York 16.2 (1.32) 11.5 (1.06) 10.4   (1.62) 10.5 (1.85) 11.9   (1.86) 6.7 (0.97) 5.2 (0.79) 6.5   (1.12) 6.4   (1.56) 7.0   (1.48)
North Carolina 17.1 (1.32) 12.8 (1.63) 8.7   (1.44) 9.6 (1.71) 13.4   (2.79) 6.0 (0.95) 5.5 (1.23) 4.4   (0.95) 5.9 ! (1.84) 6.3   (1.58)
North Dakota 5.5 (0.62) 5.7 (0.57) 5.0   (0.95) 2.5 (0.70) 6.1   (1.48) 2.9 (0.66) 2.1 (0.37) 2.1   (0.49) 1.6 ! (0.50) 3.3 ! (1.06)
                                                   
Ohio 15.2 (1.48) 9.6 (1.35) 6.2   (1.14) 8.7 (1.59) 9.9   (1.20) 3.6 (0.69) 2.9 (0.83) 2.5 ! (0.83) 2.2 ! (0.70) 3.9   (0.88)
Oklahoma 11.0 (1.21) 8.5 (1.17) 6.0   (0.79) 7.4 (0.87) 9.6   (2.12) 4.1 (0.81) 4.5 (1.12) 3.0   (0.53) 3.2   (0.63) 6.2   (1.66)
Oregon 11.5 (1.00) 6.9 (1.33) 5.5   (1.11) 6.3 (1.30) 5.3   (1.56) 3.4 (0.64) 3.0 (0.60) 1.4 ! (0.55) 3.9 ! (1.18) 3.4 ! (1.27)
Pennsylvania 11.0 (1.75) 9.5 (1.28) 9.5   (1.29) 4.6 (1.04) 10.1   (1.54) 3.6 (1.02) 4.5 (0.97) 5.0   (0.82) 3.8   (0.90) 4.4   (0.99)
Rhode Island 13.4 (1.78) 10.2 (0.64) 4.6 ! (1.39) 8.6 (2.13)   (†) 4.2 (0.91) 4.8 (0.59) 2.4 ! (0.92)   (†)   (†)
                                                   
South Carolina 15.2 (1.62) 11.5 (1.10) 8.5   (1.30) 8.5 (1.46) 13.1   (2.70) 3.8 (0.92) 5.3 (0.94) 3.1   (0.82) 2.9 ! (1.18)   (†)
South Dakota 6.5 (0.83) 7.7 (0.91) 4.7   (1.23) 6.9 (1.88) 10.0   (2.28) 2.6 (0.46) 3.9 (0.50) 2.9   (0.79) 4.3   (0.88) 5.2 ! (1.66)
Tennessee 12.4 (1.45) 13.3 (1.65) 6.5   (1.24) 7.7 (1.26) 9.4   (2.11) 3.5 (0.91) 2.6 (0.67) 3.7   (1.02) 4.1   (1.11) 3.2 ! (1.04)
Texas 12.6 (1.15) 8.9 (0.89) 7.6   (1.13) 7.6 (1.31) 10.0   (1.81) 4.2 (0.65) 4.8 (0.75) 3.9   (0.92) 4.2   (1.18) 5.7   (1.30)
Utah 11.1 (0.87) 8.0 (1.15) 5.2   (0.82) 5.7 (1.18) 7.2   (1.96) 7.2 (0.72) 2.6 (0.58) 4.1   (0.90) 3.8 ! (1.26) 5.4   (1.53)
                                                   
Vermont 12.4 (1.28) 9.9 (1.46) 4.9   (1.18) 7.6 (1.82) 8.7   (1.86) 8.6 (1.38) 5.3 (0.94) 1.8 ! (0.90) 4.2   (1.22) 5.3   (1.29)
Virginia 14.9 (1.37) 12.1 (1.19) 6.5   (1.11) 8.1 (1.38) 9.9   (1.58) 6.9 (1.23) 4.9 (0.76) 2.9 ! (0.88) 6.0   (1.32) 6.5   (1.68)
Washington 13.0 (1.33) 10.0 (0.98) 6.7   (1.29) 7.0 (1.34) 7.4   (1.36) 4.9 (0.74) 5.0 (0.61) 4.1   (0.85) 4.4   (1.28) 6.8   (1.80)
West Virginia 11.7 (0.86) 10.0 (1.19) 7.4   (1.13) 8.1 (1.67) 9.4   (2.08) 3.4 (0.67) 3.4 (0.67) 3.4   (0.82) 4.0   (1.07) 4.3 ! (1.72)
Wisconsin 13.7 (1.82) 10.1 (0.99) 4.7   (0.99) 8.8 (1.51) 13.7   (2.37) 3.9 (0.77) 4.4 (0.79) 2.5   (0.71) 6.5   (1.29) 11.3   (2.56)
Wyoming 9.0 (0.79) 6.7 (0.96) 3.8 ! (1.31) 5.1 (1.00) 10.9   (3.10) 2.7 (0.49) 2.6 (0.47) 2.5 ! (1.04) 3.0   (0.86)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Data may be suppressed because the response rate is under 50 percent, there are too few cases for a reliable estimate, or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. Includes traditional public and public charter schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12; and "Charter School Teacher Data File," 1999-2000. (This table was prepared October 2013.)
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